recipe

Petite Filet or Venison Loin with Pommery Mustard Cream Sauce

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Aired September 26, 2013

Serves Serves 4
Ingredients
2 to 3 pounds petite filet of beef or venison loin 
Canola or olive oil 
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons butter 
2 shallots, finely chopped 
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped  
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper 
1/4 cup brandy 
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup beef stock 
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
2 tablespoons Pommery mustard  
1/3 cup heavy cream 
4 tablespoons chives, finely chopped 
Preparation
Bring meat to room temperature, rub with oil and season liberally with salt.
 
 
Heat heavy skillet to medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of oil then melt butter into it. Add meat and caramelize the surface for a minute or two then lower heat to medium and cook 8-10 minutes, developing a good even deep reddish brown crust. Remove to a plate and tent with foil for 10 minutes.  
 

Add shallots and garlic to skillet, and stir 2 minutes; add pepper and stir. Add brandy to deglaze then stir in tomato paste. Cook 1 minute then whisk in stock. Bring stock to a bubble then whisk in Worcestershire and mustard; remove from heat. While sauce is still hot, whisk in cream and taste for seasoning.  
 

Slice meat into medallions 1/2-inch thick and serve on or alongside Farro with Asparagus. Top with sauce and garnish with lots of chives. 
 
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